While news of a sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle first emerged back in February, its star, Dwayne Johnson, has now given an update on the project in the wake of some big news.

Jumanji has officially become Sony’s highest grossing domestic movie ever, taking the lead from 2002 Tobey Maguire starrer Spider-Man, which held the title for 16 years.

At $950,769, 063, it is also Sony’s second highest grossing movie in the box office worldwide behind Skyfall, which crossed the $1 billion.

Dwayne Johnson is busy on the road currently promoting his new movie Rampage but was still on hand to reach out to thank fans having heard of Jumanji’s new record.

“As producer of Jumanji, we are working on the sequel write now,” he revealed, adding jokingly “I'm gonna go ahead and kill Kevin Hart's character off for good, and everybody will be happy.”